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's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's the worst thing that happened in this city, certainly, since 9/11. >> millions in the northeast struggle in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> the death toll continues to rise as a result of the storm. >> more than 6.5 million people are still without electricity. >> very difficult day. >> new jersey certainly hit the hardest. >> itis sight of devastation that makes it look as if there had been a bombing there. >> rescue teams trying to go house to house helping those who could not leave on their own. >> trapped in their house for 24 hours now. no cold. no heat. no electric. a lot of them were just tired. >> it could take days before subway lines are running normal in new york city. >> you're the most popular guy in the city today, huh? >> yes, sir. >> wall street up and running today for the first time since superstorm sandy blew ashore. >> breezy point was absolutely devastated. it was completely leveled. >> we're just devastated from this. shocked. shocked that it's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to th
boost the detroit city is expected to get. >> good evening. >> fighting and the storm surge, the biggest concerns right now. >> and hurricane sandy isn't expected to make landfall until tomorrow night. it's already causing dangerous conditions along the east coast. authorities are warning new york city could be hit with an 11-foot wall of water. washington, d.c. will be closed for business tomorrow. new york city is in emergency mode. duarte geraldineo has the latest on hurricane sandy. we see authorities raining where you are. >> it's hard to believe the storm is about a day away because the storm is picking up. the surf is getting taller. as i speak, millions of people have been evacuated. yet, there's a still a sizable contingent, a large number of people who say they refuse to go. they are not lifting to emergency officials and they are weathering the storm in their own homes. >>> rough surf is pounding the east coast from virginia to massachusetts as sandy marches north. >> forecasters say some 60 million people are in the path of the monster storm. >> i don't think people are as pr
a return to the world series has proven to be emblematic of the perseverance of the motor city. mike sugerman shows us what the fall classic meanst tot city and its people and -- to the city and its people and has the mood changed too? >> reporter: well, nothing like a home team home run and the first lead of the entire series for detroit. to get fans excited and yes, i heard some loud yelling from the stadium which i hasn't heard in the last -- hadn't heard in the last couple can of days, the region -- couple of days. the region really needs a boost. the following is a tale of two cities. and of how both are trying to ride on a tigers' tale. first, some good news. some detroit real estate is up over 100% this year. >> between 25 and 30. thousand. >> reporter: a similar home like david larson's fixer upper would have cost $10,000 at the beginning of the year. >> this is just detroit. this is all we've ever known. >> detroit has lost the equivalent of one and a half san franciscos. >> reporter: native bill mcgraw who runs the website deadlinedetroit gave us a tour of his city that in
on the bay area response to the storm but in new york, a massive storm surge overtook the city overnight. now residents are left in the dark. we have a report from lower manhattan with the latest. >>> reporter: floodwaters are receding and residents are checking for damage in lower manhattan this morning. >> the entire residence here is flooded out. we have no electricity. >> reporter: last night, sandy's powerful surge pushed water into the streets and into tunnels. at battery park, the water poured over the seawalls at a record 13.88 feet. authorities say 7 subway tunnels have extensive water damage. there is no timetable on when public transportation will be restored. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm, maybe the worst that we have ever experienced. >> reporter: city officials still need to figure out what to do about a crane that snapped at a construction site in midtown manhattan. in a city of tourists, this has become yet another tourist attraction. people gathering along this fence to see what's going on. >> it's weird seeing people coming together. they haven't
an application in august. today the nfl is expected to announce which cities are in the run for the 2016 and 2020 super bowls. they will formally submit a host city plan on may 7th, then two weeks later the city makes a presentation to the 32 nfl owners. we still won't know for sure whether or not they will be a host city till later next year. at least today we'll know if they are in the running. >> thank you. the giants now face a deficit in the national league championship series. they were defeated by the cardinals last night in game one one. they could redeem themselves tonight. >> reporter: some giants fans are hoping home field advantage will work in their favor. >> runner takes second and that ends it. >> reporter: they had an early 6-0 lead but the giants rallied with four runs, but couldn't keep the momentum, losing game one 6-4 to the cardinals. that is not discouraging giants fans. >> you have to worst seat in the house. >> is that right? look, you can't get any further away than this. >> doesn't matter to me, i'm a real giants fan. >> how much for the seats? >> $103. >> for the worst
reporter ines ferre is in new york where the city is beginning to bustle again. >> reporter: new yorkers are trying to regain a sense of normalcy. they are trying to restore power and mass transit. >>> reporter: the storm moved away from the shore but the devastation left behind is obvious. homes devastated or destroyed, boats tossed ashore. >> very difficult day. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing stranded residents in moonachie and little ferry, new jersey. tidal surge up the hackensack river pushed five feet of water into the two towns in just 45 minutes. >> within a matter of minutes where the basements are completely flooded. we're just waiting for this rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is with you. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost electricity. >> how are you going to stop water? >> reporter: in new york, some subway lines and tunnels are still flooded. officials say it could be days before the t
of cannons erected here in the 17th century to defend the young city. but nothing could defend new york city from the wall of water that came crashing ashore in one of the biggest storms so far of the 21st century. hurricane sandy filled the tunnels here with floodwaters unlike anything the city has seen in decades. the storm brought misery to 14 states from north carolina to maine. at least 35 people in nine states have been killed. and more than seven million homes and businesses up and down the coast are without electricity tonight. officials say it could be days, if not weeks, before all the power is restored. close to one million people have been evacuated. more than 18,000 are living in shelters. downtown new york city, the financial capital of the world, was largely shut down for a second day with the power out and the streets flooded. governor andrew cuomo called the scene "frightening." >> the hudson river was coming over from the west, the east river was coming over from the east. >> pelley: subways became waterways. a boat wound up on railroad trks and the governor of new jersey c
york city, the subway system could be closed for days because of historic flooding. our correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge
city tonight. >>> an unbelievable path of destruction and tonight superstorm sandy is on the move. we'll get toran dam pinkston in new york. >> reporter: officials are pleading for patience from the public as the long and difficult task of cleaning up and repairing the damage from sandy begins. top priority is restoring electricity and getting mass transit back on track. hurricane sandy hit new jersey's long beach island hard. homes were flooded or destroyed. roads left covered with sand. boats littered the streets. >> we'll assess the damages an rebuild. that's the way it works in new jersey. >> reporter: new york city was crippled by the storm. subway and traffic tunnels were filled by salt water. no word when the famous subway service will resume. an entire community burnt to the ground in queens. for a second night manhattan is a tale of flights have been canceled nationwide.. hundreds here n the bay area. the storm put taxis in a way grave. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. and to give you an idea of t how powerful sandy was: home video caught this amazing s: a giant tree
-f-l will announce todf the city is in the running o host the event. >>> good morning, everyone. it is 6:00 and the nfl will announce today if san francisco is in the running to host a super bowl. >> reporter: we are not just talking about any super bowl. san francisco wants to host super bowl 50, a huge anniversary for the nfl that would include more than a week of events and celebrations. this is how this would work out. all the festivities would happen in san francisco. the actual game at the new 49ers stadium would be 40 miles down the road in santa clara. it's expected to open in 2014 and a stadium has to exist for two seasons to host the super bowl. san francisco is hoping to bid ant 2016 and 2017 games. the only super bowl in the bay area was in 1985 at stanford. the mayor submitted the application back in august and this is what's next. today nfl will announce which cities are in the running. if san francisco is one of them, it will host a plan on may 7th of next year. two weeks later the city will make a presentation to the 32 nfl owners. just to give you an idea, hosting a supe
city, new jersey, monday evening, packing sustained wind of 80 mile an hour with gusts over 100 miles an hour. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast. storm cut electricity to more than 2 million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm. the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city is all but shut down. the powerful storm surge from hurricane sandy pushed waters of the hudson river through the sea wall and onto the walkway. a record storm surge sent tidal water into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. also causes a high-rise crane to collapse, left damaging 1,000 feet over midtown, forcing the evacuation of several buildings. new york university medical center was evacuated after their backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances took patients to other hospitals. sandy is combining with the winter storm and will continue to cause trouble and damage for days. >> there's been extraordinarily close coordination betwee
now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. >>> reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a l
for your city anytime of day. >>> a seagull is to blame for starting a fire when it landed on a power line and it snapped. 12,000-volt live wire fell into a front yard on delaware street. the homeowner said he heard a loud noise, came out and found his front yard on fire. >> i tried to grab the garden hose, you know, and an off-duty firefighter was here and said don't do that because it's -- there's downed lines. and so within seconds, i was sequestered away from the house. >> some homes on the block were evacuated until firefighters put out the flames. that fire caused about $50,000 in damage. nobody was hurt except for the bird. >>> other bay area headlines, investigators are looking into what caused an early-morning fire destroying part of a home in vallejo. two people inside were able to get out safely. one firefighter was treated for exhaustion. >>> in albany middle school students gathered to light candles and offer support after their sixth grade teacher accused of molestation killed himself. dozens showed up to albany middle school for a vigil this morning. 28-year-old james izumiz
: new jersey governor chris christie -- governor chris christie ordered casinos in atlantic city to close down afternoon sunday afternoon. >> we should not underestimate the impact of this storm and we shouldn't assume the predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: forecasters predict sandy could merge with winter weather systems to become a superstorm. causing massive power outages and flooding in major cities along the east coast. here in new york city, people are still enjoying a typical fall day on coknee island but -- coney island but by this time sunday the wind and rain will be here. the family dressed up to celebrate halloween on the boardwalk just in case sandy washes out the holiday. >> on wednesdays -- the least chance of rain and hopefully it will hold out and let them go trick-or-treating. >> reporter: but the national hurricane center says it could linger over the week. rankle pinkston, cbs news, coney island, new york. >> in the caribbean, at least 58 people are now dead. thousands of homes were destroyed or heavily damage. . jamaica, cuba and the bahamas took direct
people have been killed nearly 8 million customers in 15 states are without power. new york city's subway system swamped. countless homes have been destroyed by fire, wind, floods. one government prediction says the wind damage alone could top $7 billion. president obamaed heads to new jersey tomorrow to survey the damage there. sandy dealt the garden state a punishing blow. end tired neighborhoods are under water and beach boardwalks are in ruins. duarte geraldino shows us what's left. >> reporter: access to atlantic city is limited tonight because safety officials say the roads are still not safe. many of the areas are littered with debris. behind me, you can see what's left of a nice chunk of the famed atlantic city boardwalk. it was ripped apart by super storm sandy. tomorrow, the president is expected to join the new jersey governor and tour parts of the state most heavily damaged by the storm. in atlantic city, duarte geraldino, cbs 5. >>> the super storm also left parts of maryland under water but the real problem is another kind of flood. raw sewage is spewing into baltimore area
my son. >> the five deaths now make 90 homicides on the year for the city of oakland. >>> tempers are flaring right now outside oakland city council chambers and it's getting very loud. chamber doors have been closed, locking people out of tonight's meeting. protestors are upset that city leaders are restricting public access to meetings that citizens have a right to attend. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is there. what can you tell us about what's going on right now? >> reporter: right now, take a look behind me. you can see several dozen demonstrators on the front steps of city hall. they are relatively calm. but inside, we're told it just got even more chaotic than it's been over the last half hour as the fire marshal just declared that it's unsafe so they are trying to disperse the crowd. these pictures taken about 20 minutes ago. these are folks who were trying to get into the city council chambers, couldn't get in and they are letting the police know that they're upset about it. some of these folks are family members of allen blue ford a man killed in an officer- involved shooti
canceled in the northeast. >> there's a mandatory evacuation. >> new york city all but shut down. there is no mass transit. >> i don't want to stay because i value my life. that's why. >> the big concern is the flooding. they are expecting a surge here of about ten-foot waves here in lower manhattan. >> it's going to be here soon. going to be here soon. we'll see. hang on tight. >> the weather threat is also blowing the presidential campaign plans off course with both candidates canceling events. >> who knew the october surprise was going to be a hurricane. we've had everything else in this campaign, why not that? >> and the giants have won it all! >> world champs baby. world champs. >> the celebrations are going strong in the city by the bay. >> the bars are closed in detroit. 2:00. what i got is a victory -- i'm a giant fan. >> to the end zone -- touchdown! >> out of bounds. the pass is incomplete. >> touchdown! new england. >> all that matters -- >> if you guys get in a fight when we get to the break, i'm not going to break it up. we'll finish it. >> this has all the makings for a devas
, redwood city. new report set in concord. we're looking at temperatures topping in the 90s. in downtown san francisco for the second straight day care same story for oakland. hottest two day stretch of weather in downtown. it's all changing. coming up, find out who will be 30 degrees cooler this time tomorrow. that's coming up in the forecast in a few minutes. >> you can blame it on the heat. s that their excuse this time. gasoline prices are soaring again. you might want to fill up in the next day or two. cbs 5 reporter on how much prices could spike by friday. it's too hot, that's the excuse? >> reporter: exactly. the experts are predicting that gas could be somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.50 by the end of the week. they're blaming a host of maintenance problems at refineries. one in particular in southern california couldn't take the heat. the record heat that's been sweeping across the state was apparently too much for the power grid in southern california. the exxon mobile shut down yesterday. a transformer mal functioned. compare that with the chevron refinery in richmond and you
pictures of ocean city county in new jersey, a possible gas main on fire. you can see lots of flames there scattered throughout that area. and we are going to keep an eye on this just to make sure that it doesn't get out of control but again, this could be the result of damage from sandy. and let's go ahead and look at some massive flooding. this is in hoboken, new jersey. you can see that neighborhoods and the streets there in these neighborhoods are just under water. the aerial views we have been seeing the last couple of days are just absolutely amazing. but you can see the streets there still pretty flooded. >> they look like canals. >>> pg&e crews are in new york helping to restore power to families. there's lots of folks that don't have power. 150 troubleshooters, linemen, engineers from all across california boarded a plane at mather field last night. crews say they are used to battling bad weather here in california but the one thing that worries them is getting lost. >> the biggest thing i think problem is not being familiar with the area. good thing i have gps and all that
's the best day to be a san francisco giants fan. >> certainly the right colors. city will be all decked out in black and orange for today's big victory parade. that starts in just a couple of hours and people already packing trains and buses to get into the city. we have live team coverage. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the left with beefed up patrols for the rowdy fans but first we kick it off with cate caugiran along the parade route with people already staking out seats for the parade. isn't that right? i can see them behind you. >> reporter: you think we wake up early? true giants fans wake up earlier than us. people are already lining up on market street where the parade route will begin so they have been here and ready for it and so has the city. the city has been setting up. you can take a look they have been working nonstop to set up the big stage for our world series champs at the civic center plaza. giants president larry baer, bruce bochy, pablo sandoval will be given speeches. bay area transit groups have been hard at work with all hands on deck. they have been advising fans al
anne makovec is live at city hall and anne, has the sheriff shown up to work yet? >> he has not. he has been laying low for the most part this morning. but he is expected here at city hall this afternoon to meet with interim sheriff vicki hennessey. from what we understand, hennessey will remain technically the sheriff of san francisco until friday when ross mirkarimi will be back at the helm. >> i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy again. >> reporter: that's ross mirkarimi on what turned into a victorious night for him at city hall after a marathon session including hours of public comment. four of the 11 supervisors voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job as sheriff. jane kim is one of them. she calls mirkarimi's act horrific, bruising his wife's arm on new year's eve. it happened days before he was officially sworn into office. >> we had to make an absolutely clear bright line rule as to how you can determine official misconduct in the future
reporting. >> the city has thrown its hard working officers with a vocation to protect the citizens under the bus with this report. this city is entirely for exampled on persecuting officers and not prosecuting criminals that are preying on the citizens of oakland. >> reporter: barry doneland of the police union says those 44 officers is 8% of the police force but also points out that exactly zero members of the police brass or city leadership, allen, face any discipline for what many people regard as a poorly planned and botched operation in the first place. >> just thinking, joe, about the layoffs at the department has had over recent years, what the morale must be like given in now. >> reporter: then, you know, according to donelan they are ordered into this situation, they spent many hours and many days in a row trying to enforce this encampment and it did get out of hand, and some of them are paying for it. >> they are indeed. thank you, joe vazquez. >>> the couple caught driving the car of a murdered hercules woman will now be charged with her murder. police arrested darnell and ta
shot. both are expected to survive. no suspects. >>> another protest at the oakland city council the secretary in two weeks. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in oakland where the issue is a deadly police shooting. >> reporter: last night's meeting was heated and got emotional. as you mentioned this group of protestors is the same one that shut down the city council meeting two weeks ago and last night they came back but with a vengeance. >>> reporter: 50 protestors were locked outside as police guarded the doors. this group came to last night's meeting to speak out against the shooting of alan bluford the oakland teen who police say was armed with a gun when officer miguel mass so shot him dead. last night the council banned protestors from sitting in the rafters and set up overflow rooms. protestors say the city crusheddish that first amendment rights but city leaders say they put this plan in place for security reasons. >> i think it's a rule that's always been clear that if the crowd is too large for the room, then you establish a secondary place where people can watch. >> ther
captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >>> we're live in union city where firefighters are still on the scene after a four-alarm fire ripped through an apartment complex. we'll hear from one of those business owners coming up. >> plus, sheriff mirkarimi getting his job back. how he hopes to mend the big divide now at city hall. >> rain and thunderstorms in the bay area. we'll have details coming up. >> a commute takes you towards san francisco. we get a new accident reported on the upper deck of the bay bridge. details on that coming up. >> good morning, it is wednesday, october 10. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we begin with some breaking news out of union city. >> firefighter injured, several businesses damage at a strip mall there. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us. cate, i hear those business owners have got some tough news this morning, right? >> reporter: yes, that's right. i actually spoke to a couple of them still here sort of watching firefighters. as you can see, they are on scene hosing down making sure th
,000 flights across the country have been canceled. ines ferre has the latest in new york city. >> reporter: thousands of new yorkers today are without power and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. >>> reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires and electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well
in silicon valley. city council member laura masias says it could be getting worse. >> we could expect as many as 30,000 more people. that has not been approved so we need to plan for it carefully. >> reporter: that would nearly double the number now work in the area. >> i commute 7 miles and it takes me 30 to 35 minutes to get here. >> reporter: but window installer bill parks won't be here for long. his building was just sold to a high-tech company and he will be moving out. >> the little guy is being forced out. >> reporter: the new wave of office projects has mountain view look at a range of transportation options, more shuttle buses and better bike lanes as well as park and ride lots and even futuristic people movers but one option, building high density worker housing, is off the table due to the impact on wildlife like burrowing owls. >> the pressures on our wildlife resources would be so severe, you could probably kiss some of those endangered species good-bye. >> reporter: so for now, people are coming up with their own plans to beat the backup. >> i definitely have given up o
tonight. we begin our series of reports with chip reid who is in ocean city, maryland. chip? l, reporter: well, good evening, jeff. today the mayor of ocean city ordered an evacuation of the southern portion of this island. and most people there are listening. loading up and heading out. the center of hurricane sandy is still far out at sea. but her awesome power is already being felt here on this fragile barrier island on the maryland coast. thousands of vacationers and residents are fleeing. >> we're heading home. we're heading away from the hurricane. >> reporter: mayor rick meehan says last year ocean city got lucky, for the most part, dodging hurricane irene. >> do you expect that this time around? >> no, i don't. at this think we're probably already further along in this storm than we were with irene. the ocean is angry right now. and we're going to see a storm surge. >> reporter: a surge that could raise sea level up to eight feet above normal, enough to flood much of this city. police are urging but not forcing people in the evacuation zone to leave. most here are heeding their a
business. coast. let's get right to cbs repor randall pinkston, in new yok city. >>> superstorm sandy roars ashore and slams into the east coast. let's get right to randall pinkston, live in new york city. >> reporter: i would be standing in the hudson river. it caused the waters to overflow the seawall. the danger isn't over. sandy roared ashore early monday evening, packing sustained winds of 80 miles per hour with gusts over 100. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast, tearing up atlantic city's famous boardwalk. the storm cut electricity to more than two million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: new york city has all but shut down. the powerful storm surge pushed the warytsz of the hudson river through the seawall and onto the walkway. tidal waters were sent into a major traffic tunnel linking manhattan and brooklyn. sandy's winds also caused a high-rise crane to collapse. it was left dangling over
within the city was made difficult. subways flooded and a fleet of taxicabs was left under water. the hurricane force winds fueled a fire that decimated a community that left many to wonder what to do next. this morning much of lower manhattan remains in darkness. >> lower manhattan is where we find anise. >> reporter: good morning. new york is trying to regain a sense of normalcy after hurricane sandy. the top priority for officials is trying to restore power and mass transit. the storm has moved away from the shore but the devastation left behind is obvious. homes buried or destroyed. boats tossed ashore. >> very difficult. >> reporter: the national guard spent the day rescuing stranded residents in moonachie and little ferry, new jersey. a tidal surge pushed five feet of water into the town in just minutes. >> we're waiting for rescue. >> reporter: president obama will tour the devastation in new jersey today. >> the most important message i have for them is that america is waiting. >> reporter: it could take days or weeks to restore power to the 8 million people who lost elec
find the pinpoint forecast for your city. >>> a bay area woman supposedly died peacefully in her sleep, but 86-year-old yolanda membrano's family says it's not true. her body was found yesterday at a school just a few blocks away from the assisted living facility in concord. membrano was an alzheimer's patient with a history of trying to escape from the home. her family tells us they never knew anything about her wandering away and now, they are demanding the truth. >> then we find out from the coroner, this isn't the first time she left the facility. why was the alarm not on the front door? how long was she out there? it was 100 in concord yesterday. why weren't we told the truth. was he hiding? >> her body was found nearly three hours after she was reported missing. the coroner's office believes that the heat could have been a factor. >>> an east bay mayor insists he is not backing down. vallejo's mayor is defiant as police investigate the weekend fire that targeted his law offices. joe vasquez with the mayor declaring he won't be intimidated. joe? >> reporter: you can see the damage
area braces for the bustle, cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez reports the city can't wait for the windfall. >> it's going to be very busy and profitable. >> like what, a car payment? >> it could be depending on the car. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: not all this weekend tourists will spend money like sailors on leave but they will leave a major mark. >> it's undeniable. >> reporter: matt of the san francisco travel association says visitors to the city spend about $300 per day. >> about a third of that is spent in the hotels. that means two thirds of it is spent outside the hotels. that's restaurant, retail, museum, galleries, other cultural experiences, transportation. >> reporter: with a million visitors projected this weekend, that's an economic impact of about $300 million per day. >> september was an amazing month for us our busiest month for occupancy since 2009. >> reporter: michael pace general manager of the "w" hotel says october is on path to do even better. >> this could potentially beat the record. we are within a percentage point of out doing ourselves again. >> reporter: the fo
's safe return. san jose police and firefighters and city council members upped the reward to $6,000. marisa and her family couldn't believe that something good came out of a bad family episode. were you surprised? >> yeah. i'm just happy that he's safe and he's back and our family was apart. he is going to be safe no matter what now. >> reporter: now, the woman from los banos who returned the dog today says that she is going to put that reward money to good use. allen, her own children got attached to the dog when they found it yesterday after only a couple of days. and so she is going to use that money to go buy them a new puppy. >> len, i can't tell you how many people have asked me, what kind of breed is that little dog? i read it, they call it a yorkie shih tzu mix. >> reporter: it is a mix. it's a cute mix. it's one of those things where that dog just has a face that could you recognize. and that is exactly what happened. the woman looking at her mobile phone saw a news report called it in and you saw the happy reunion today. >> yeah. good all the way around. len, thanks.
is not justice. >> reporter: the sheriff and his wife heard from supporters both on the steps of city hall and inside right now where public comment is going on. it's expected to take several hours. and then at some point, the board of supervisors is expected to vote on this matter tonight, liz, although they are not required to. we'll have to wait and see whether it does indeed resolve this evening. reporting live in city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> it is still not clear how effective they are but one thing is certain: wherever those red light cameras go, a heated debate is sure to follow. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo joining us from oakland where there could soon be a lot more of those cameras on the streets. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen, the oakland public safety committee is meeting in half hour to discuss whether or not to add more cameras throughout the city. and it's not really a clear-cut yes or no. >>> reporter: the last light before the freeway entrance is often the last place you want to stop. and the city of oakland knows that and has a red light camera on 2
francisco's sheriff. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is at city hall where supervisors voted to save his job. >> reporter: seven of the 11 voters voted to remove mirkarimi from office permanently. but nine needed to do so for that to actually happen. so ross mirkarimi is coming back to work here at city hall this morning as sheriff of san francisco. >> i want to mend fences with all parties. i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy. >> reporter: the marathon board of supervisors meeting lasted about nine hours yesterday and in the end, supervisors kim, olague, campos and avalos voted in favor of ross mirkarimi keeping his job despite pleading guilty to false imprisonment days before he was sworn in, in january. the ethics commit recommended he be removed from office permanently. during a long public comment period yesterday we heard from both sides. >> we put him in office, and if we want him out, we'll take him out. >> you really need to ask yourself why mayor l
will not be alone. a million extra people are expected to flood the city as well and their cars. this is a live look. lit up for the giants. it is peaceful right now, sure, but it will be a different story tomorrow with a bunch of events going on. you've heard about this. earlier today, the gridlock and as you have been expecting the same this weekend. some people are calling it the world series of transportation. the city has activated their emergency operation center, the best way to get in and out of the city, don't drive, take public transportation. >>> here's what's on tap just tomorrow. you've got fleet week, america's cup, the giants are playing. all along the water front. add to that the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in the park. plus cal and stanford are playing and two big concerts on either side of the bay. >>> some people are cashing in on all that extra traffic. all you need is a driveway. >> there are times i thought boy, i should rent out my driveway. but the whole mechanic of the thing, exchanging money, all that, it was too much to deal with. >> you know, local neighbors are li
>>> campaign comedy. the candidates crack jokes about themselves and each other at a new york city event. but the president addresses a serious topic in an interview on comedy central. >> before americans get killed it's not optimal. >> terror trail. investigators piece together the background of the foreign student accused of trying to detonate a bomb in new york city. >> dust deluge. a massive dust storm triggers a multicar pileup on an oklahoma highway. >>> the motor city celebrates as the tigers sweep the yankees sending detroit back to the wall street. >> the tigers are going to the world series. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 19, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after appearing last night at a catholic fundraiser here in new york. instead of contentious debate the dinner offered for more light hearted salvos. president obama's comments about libya on a comedy show made headlines. tara mergener is in washington for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: it
planes in those cities, passengers on the west coast will feel the impact throughout the next few days. check flight status well ahead of time and don't go to the airport if it's canceled. four flights have been canceled so far from oakland and san jose. make phone calls, get online and check it out. >> this storm is unprecedented. >> it's something we haven't seen quite a while. compares to hurricane hazel back in the 1950s. some kind of hurricane it is right now. winds extending 500 miles outside of the core of the system. watch as it slides inside the coastline. a lot of the rainfall moving along the coast. more and more people live right near the coastline so the prospect for damage even great ear. sandy sitting at 85 miles per hour. category 1 hurricane but the size of the storm we're worried about. atlantic city right in the track. one of the main concerns is you see the winds wrapping around the hurricane. there's a threat we could see a storm surge there. 8 to 11 feet. that is something else. if that happens, there's going to be major problems in new york. this is going to be s
river overflowed its boundaries. the city's famous boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. not far away officials were paying close attention to the oyster creek nuclear plant. rising water in the atlantic ocean prompted officials to put the facility on alert status. the second lowest status on a four tiered warning system. the nuclear regulatory commission says the plant is safe. >>> more than 100 members of the california air national guard based at moffett field have been deployed to the storm area. the 129th rescue wing brought two rescue helicopters and two refueling planes to north carolina. from there, planes and personnel will be sent to wherever they are needed anywhere from north carolina to new england. >>> there are warnings as far west as chicago. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with a look at some of the damage and rescue operations. cate. >> reporter: michelle, frank, as this storm continues to move, sandy is destroying things in her path and causing more evacuations along the way. off north carolina this was the dramatic rescue of the hms bounty built
at hayes and market when a passenger got into an argument with the driver. when a city worker on board tried to intervene, the passenger got up and stabbed the guy in the neck with a pair of scissors. that victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the attacker was arrested. >>> the stakes for california's ballot initiatives couldn't be higher. millions of dollars are being pumped into campaigns in an effort to sway your vote. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee reports, it's hard to tell who is signing the checks. >> reporter: that's right. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing espec
of officers getting pay raises. cbs 5 reporter da lin on how it could help the city steer clear of a federal takeover. >> reporter: a joyous time for 16 oakland police officers getting a promotion. not only is it a significant event for the officers and their families, it's also a big day for oakland. [ applause ] >> reporter: city leaders can now check off one of the final tasks to prevent a federal take overof the police force. >> negotiate settlement agreement they wanted to make sure that we had one sergeant for every 8 officers and this move will allow us to make that criteria. >> reporter: mayor quan says the city is now down to three or four tasks before it's in complete compliance with the court's mandate. >> this is a step in the right direction. something that was much-needed. >> reporter: city leaders acknowledge these newly promoted sergeants, lieutenants and captains will face many challenges ahead. this department is understaffed and oakland has seen an increase in violent crimes compared to last year. in fact, forbes magazine named oakland the third most dangerous city in the
to all public transit in new york city at 7:00 tonight. it could affect 50 million people. suetion mcginnis has the latest from the coast of delaware. good morning, susan. >>> reporter: good morning. there is no doubt this storm is coming closer. here on the beach of delaware, the waves are getting larger and stronger and crashing closer to shore. we have the winds intensifying and is it raining at times. it is clear that sandy is on her way. north carolina is getting a taste of hurricane sandy's fury morning. there is driving rain and high surf, but officials are not expecting major damage. >> track has improved in our favor. >>> reporter: bull dozers and residents are piling up the sand along the jersey shore. millions are bracing for hurricane sandy, a massive storm that is taking aim at the most densely populated region of the u.s. >> the first time a hurricane has been at our doorstep. >> sandy is still offshore heading north. forecasters believe it will turn toward land and possibly merge with a wintry storm system from the west. >> we should not underestimate the impact of th
to survive. no suspects so far. >>> major disruptions at the oakland city council. the second time in two weeks it happened last night and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran in oakland where i understand the issue is a deadly police shooting. cate. >> reporter: frank, that's right. that's why things got so heated and so emotional at last night's city council meeting. now, this group of protestors shut down the city council meeting -- [ signal breakup ] -- came back last night with a vengeance. >> reporter: protestors were locked out. they came to speak out against the shooting of alan bluford, a teen they say was armed with a gun when miguel masso shot him dead. last night they were banned from sitting in the rafters and protestors claimed the city crushed their first amendment rights but city leaders say they put these in place for security reasons. >> i think it's a rule that's always been very clear that if the crowd is too large for the room, then you establish a secondary place where people can watch. >> there are open seats all over this room and they have these doors closed because they
buildings suffered similar damage including city hall following an antiwar rally. about 200 demonstrators met at frank ogawa plaza for a march through downtown to mark the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. by 8:15 they dispersed. then there was vandalism on various buildings in the area. oakland residents are fed up with this type of behavior that costs the city money. >> it doesn't make any sense. the bank doesn't have anything to do with the war. oakland has enough budget problems that this creates more problems in oakland when oakland is not the place make the decisions. they need to gowashington or to go to washington or other areas. >> reporter: there is a lot of clean-up to do. elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> police in san francisco arresting 20 -- arresting 20 people over the weekend after vandalism on saturday afternoon. officers were hit by flares, bags of paint, some of those containing rocks. police believe some of those involved were at the mission a couple of weeks ago. >>> a small group of "occupy" san jose camped out in front of the city hall since sund
? >> talk about a comeback. ross mirkarimi set to appear at city hall today to take back his job as sheriff. >> a few raindrops even some thunderstorms popping up around the bay area and maybe more to come of we will talk about that coming up. >> and we have a new accident just record on 880. we'll tell you more about that plus the rest of your morning drive. >> good morning, it's wednesday, october 10. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:01 now. and we are following a developing story this morning. a fire in union city. >> a firefighter has been injured while fighting a large fire at a strip mall there. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us that apparently kate the roof collapsed. >> that's right. the roof collapsed. it was one of the biggest challenges that crews had to face here and they are still on scene now but to join us or to tell us the basics of what happened, we're joined now by deputy chief dave lord to give us the basics. thank you for joining us. i'm sure you're very busy. what happened? >> shortly after 1:00 this morning, a passerby reported some lig
of it itself. what it does do, it allows the city to commission an $8 million study to say, if we drain this, can we restore the area and find other ways to bring in power and water to the city? shorters like mike marshall say it's time to modernize our water system. >> this is one of nine storage facilities where we store our water. down below here, the river still flows and it will continue to flow once we restore the hetch hetchy valley. >> reporter: politically it's like touching the third rail. >> it is universal. there is not a single elected official in northern california that i'm aware of who is supporting prop f. >> you've been saying this measure f, it's insane, stupid. do you still stand by that today? >> oh, absolutely. when anybody rational looks at it, there is no answer to the cleanest water that this whole state if not the country has with our hetch hetchy water. >> reporter: and while only san francisco residents will vote on this study, it has much broader implications. there are 30 municipalities in the bay area that use water from hetch hetchy, including cities in san m
didn't get to vote. >> reporter: so this is a ballot for alameda county, the city of berkeley, there's four different cards, there's 39 different things to vote on, there's 93 choices including -- well, here's the man running for mayor who calls himself da mayor and he is nextzachary running wolf -- he is next to zachary running wolf and tom bates, who is the mayor. 93 separate choices you have to make. so be prepared to spend some time here. >> i have already pretty well made my mind up on the propositions and the candidates. >> reporter: that's a smart way to avoid spending your entire afternoon down here. here in alameda county, 52% they figure will be voting before election day which means you don't have to pay attention anymore if you don't want to but have to suffer through the ads through the next 29 days. >> take the time and read the voter pamphlet. >> reporter: it will take time to read that, too. >> thanks, mike. >>> duel be debates in san jose today over whether the city should raise its minimum wage. voters will decide on measure d next month. it would set city's minimum
team coverage of giants hoopla this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is over at city hall, but we kick off with anne makovec at a very soggy at&t park. >> reporter: as you can imagine they have taken precautions. i'm here in the back of the field. you can see the infield covered up right now ready for game one of the world series. giants versus tigers. starts at 5:07 p.m. they have been sprucing up willie mays plaza and inside the dugout store fans are going wild for anything orange and black. local businesses are gearing up to serve those fans and hundreds of others who come to the neighborhood. the series will bring millions to local businesses. >> it's had a positive impact. anytime you can keep people using public transportation, walking, going by the businesses, i think it's great. >> reporter: yeah. as for getting inside of the park, we have been monitoring some of the ticket selling websites. seatgeek.com says the average price for games 1 and 2, $700, $300 to $400 for standing room only. right now we can see orange lights and decorations all over the city. a lot of the lan
is at stake. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. this case has played out for months at city hall and this decision a big deal because it could set the precedent for misconduct cases in the future. sheriff ross mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor relating to a domestic violence dispute that left his wife with a bruised arm on new year's eve. nine months later we could find out if he stays or if he goes for official misconduct. his wife eliana lopez showed her neighbor a bruised arm which you can see in this video after her husband grabbed her during an argument. mirkarimi was sentenced to three years' probation, fined and ordered to undergo counseling. he was also placed on unpaid leave by mayor ed lee. since then, mirkarimi has been fighting for his job. his attorney says that the marital incident has nothing to do with his role has sheriff and he was also voted in. mayor lee wants him out taking steps to permanently remove him saying that mirkarimi's guilty plea makes him unfit to hold office. >> we are making already changes and great changes that were in the queue for re
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